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Nov 30, 2012 3:00am PST
when the southern democrats wanted to stop civil rights, and the filibuster sprung up and it was used for that purpose. the republicans have picked up on it. the southern republicans who used to be the southern democrats, and they're now using it to stop everything. it was never intended as a way of stopping things. you can slow things down. there's nothing wrong with the senate slowing thing down. i don't have a problem with that. but the minority should not be able to stop something. look at it this way we're the only democracy in the world wherein a minority decides what hases. not the majority, the minority. >> i thought it was 51 votes that carried the day right? >> i was in europe this summer in a conference, and i was talking to parliamentarians. they were befuddled by this. how could they decide what goes on the senate floor. i had a hard time explaining it because it defies explanation. that's why we need to get rid of the filibusterer. >> you were saying last time in our last conversation something under lbj. >> one, one filibuster. >> the whole time he was-- >> when he was
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Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
civil rights and they said that the senate was ending revenge for gettysburg and the rules of the senate have lent themselves -- back then, it blocked civil rights but it wasn't a work a day kind of obstructionist. as horrible as it was blocking civil rights legislation. today is it is almost everything. you need 60 votes. it doesn't even -- the majority leader can't even bring a bill up to debate without a 60 votes if the minority wants to force 60 votes. that's got to change. the selection -- the confirmation of federal judges and less than cabinet level appointees, those kinds of things are just obstructionism, period. when in the past, we always were able to just bring it forward to get 51 votes. if you don't, you don't. some of these votes will be more aimed to that. certainly to give the minority rights to slow things down but not to block things. almost haphazardly the way they do. >> bill: otherwise it is the tyranny of the minority. >> it really has become that way. so much of what the preside
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
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